How Many Cup Sizes Can I Go Down With Breast Reduction Surgery?

By: Dr. Angelo Cuzalina


Large breasts can cause unwanted pain and make it challenging to find clothes that fit well. Breast reduction surgery at Tulsa Surgical Arts removes excess breast tissue to achieve a size more in proportion with your body, alleviating discomfort while improving your appearance and self-confidence.

Reducing the size of your breasts is a life-changing decision. So, how many cup sizes can you go down after surgery? This depends on a few factors, so it's best to meet with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Angelo Cuzalina for more information. Call our staff in Tulsa, OK to schedule a breast assessment today.

Why do I need breast reduction?

Whether your breasts are naturally large or have grown due to weight gain, pregnancy, hormone changes, or age, they can cause a number of problems that impact your quality of life. These include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Skin irritation and rashes beneath the breasts
  • Poor posture from slouching
  • Restrictions on physical activity
  • Difficulty finding clothes that fit well
  • Low self-esteem and body image issues

Anyone who experiences discomfort from large breasts should consult with a medical professional. Cosmetic surgery at Tulsa Surgical Arts can reduce your overall breast size and create a smaller, more proportionate bustline.

What is my new cup size?

A consultation at Tulsa Surgical Arts is the best way to determine your new cup size after breast reduction. Dr. Cuzalina will examine your breasts and discuss what to expect during surgery in Tulsa, OK. We then develop a custom plan for tissue removal.

Patients should understand that while breast size is measured in "cups," cup sizes are not standard and vary greatly depending on the brand of bra. So, what is considered a "C" cup in one store may be a "D" cup in another. This means we cannot always provide an exact estimate in terms of cups. However, most patients can expect to go down at least one cup size; in some cases, patients may go down two or more.

We understand you may be concerned about how your breasts will look after reduction surgery. Dr. Cuzalina can show before-and-after photos of previous patients to give you an idea about the results. You can also view our online photo gallery for additional examples.

How do you create natural outcomes?

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that involves one or more surgical techniques to remove excess tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts. Dr. Cuzalina may employ liposuction to reduce small fat pockets before repositioning the remaining tissue. The areolas may be reduced in size or repositioned.

You may need an anchor or a straight line incision, depending on your current breast size. Some women are concerned about scarring after breast reduction surgery, but Dr. Cuzalina places incisions in areas that are easily hidden beneath clothing. He also uses the latest surgical techniques to minimize scarring.

Reduce your breast size

Enlarged breasts can be a source of pain and embarrassment. Now, breast reduction can undo years of self-consciousness with a single surgery at Tulsa Surgical Arts. Learn about our life-changing processes by calling to meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Angelo Cuzalina in Tulsa, OK. Our goal is always to provide patients with the best possible results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.